Home House 15 Completed Houses

About Habitat for Humanity Selection Criteria Application for Housing

Building Homes, Building Hope.

Arkansas City Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian ministry whose mission is to partner with qualified families in need and provide them the opportunity for safe, decent, affordable housing.


Our generous Habitat for Humanity Partner, Rubbermaid of Winfield, has been a been a great partner for many years.   Each year they supply a backyard shed that is used during the construction of each Habitat House and then turned over to the recipient after the completion of the home.  Soon, we we will be selecting that family for home #16.

Pictured in front of the pickup with the donated shed  from left to right is Curt Freeland, President of the Ark City Affiliate, David Avery, Cindy Young, and Ben Byo all with Rubbermaid of Winfield at their local manufacturing plant.



The work continues on House 15


Mark Bartlett is so fast that it’s hard to capture him unless you use high speed film!

Mark Bartlett of “Bartlett Electric” is working on House number 15 and has been the electrician since the inception of Project Habitat Ark City. Mr. Bartlett has graciously donated their time as a way of giving back to Ark City.





 Application for Housing

To get a better understanding of what Habitat for Humanity does, please watch these videos.


2015 Habitat For Humanity

Thank you Cowley College for producing this.







Habitat homes are constructed primarily by volunteers, using both donated and purchased building materials. It takes approximately six months to complete a Habitat house.

Our partner families fulfill their required 300 hours of sweat equity by helping build their home and by assisting with Habitat fund raisers. Some of our houses are partially sponsored by churches, businesses, organizations, or individuals.

We sell our houses at no profit, offering our partner families a 20-year, interest-free mortgage. Monthly payments range between $400 and $450, depending on taxes and insurance. The monthly payments are then used to help fund the building of more houses. We also tithe 10% of our income to Mexico Habitat for Humanity which is normally enough to build one house in Mexico for each house we build locally. Donations, which are tax deductible, are always welcome.





Becoming one of our partner families is the beginning of a long-term relationship with us. To become a partner family, the applicant must

  1. Demonstrate a need for better housing

  2. Have enough yearly income to meet the financial responsibilities of home ownership

  3. Be willing to partner with us by providing 300 hours of sweat equity working on their Habitat house.

Once an application is completed, it is carefully reviewed by the Family Selection Committee of the Arkansas City Habitat for Humanity organization and a home visit is made. Qualified applicants need to be approved by the Arkansas City Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.


Mike and the "baby" of the Segree family, Miley,

break ground together.



Recipients of House 13 breaking ground.




While most volunteers choose to work on-site, there are several other opportunities for volunteering in our organization. All of the committees are made up of community volunteers including:

  • Family Selection Committee

  • Church Relations Committee

  • Site Selection Committee

  • Family Support Committee

  • Publicity Committee

  • Volunteer Recruitment Committee

  • Fund Raising Committees

To volunteer, contact us by:

  • phone, 441-3755

  • mail, P.O. Box 401

  • website, ArkCityHabitat.org

  • email cfreeland@cox.net

We will provide additional information on opportunities for you to volunteer.

The location of our current worksite can be obtained by calling the above number. Anyone over the age of 14 can volunteer, though there are some limitations for volunteers between 14-18 years of age.

We welcome all volunteers!